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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2008, vol. 14, book 2
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Page: 38-40
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.14-2-2008.38
Online date: 8 August 2008

J of IMAB 2008; 14(2):38-40
Asya Krasteva1, Vladimir E. Panov2, Maria Garova1, R. Velikova1, Angelina Kisselova1, Zahariy Krastev3
1) Department of Oral Diagnostic and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sofia;
2) Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia; 3) Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Viral hepatitis is a major public health problem, occurring endemically in all areas of the world. The prevalence of the disease is influenced by numerous factors which may be able to modulate its onset. The presence of HCV-RNA in saliva provides a biological basis for saliva as a possible source of HCV infection, although it does not necessarily imply transmission. Lock and coworkers (2006) demonstrates a contamination with HCV-RNA of a considerable portion of toothbrushes used by hepatitis C patients. Dentists were in a high risk of contracting this disease due to the procedures and instruments of dental treatment.

Key words: dentistry, hepatitis B and C, oral cavity.

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Krasteva A, Panov VE, Garova M, VelikovaR, Kisselova A, Krastev Z. HEPATITIS B AND C IN DENTISTRY. J of IMAB. 2008; 14(2):38-40. DOI:

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